Colocasia ‘Fontanesii’,
violet-stem taro     1865

violet-stem taro heirloom bulbs

Extraordinarystems? You betcha! They’re TALL — to 8 feet in ideal conditions, to 5 feet in a 10-inch pot on our porch here — and gorgeous, deep maroon-purple, like antique mahogany. Its dark emerald leaves are great, too, and it multiplies by runners! Constant moisture is essential. zones 8a-11b or bring indoors in winter. Vigorous small plantlets, from Florida. Last offered in spring 2007. Available elsewhere.

SUB TYPE   American

ZONES   8a-11b

HEIGHT   5-8’

SOURCE   America

LIGHT   full sun